Alice Glass was born in 1988 in Toronto Ontario and is the lead vocalist and lyricist of Crystal Castles. At the age of 14 she changed her name to Vicki Vale and ran away to live in a squat community of punks and drug addicts. In 2004, she was approached by Ethan Kath who had just seen her play in her noise punk band, Fetus Fatale, at Q-Bar. Kath was impressed by her performance, claiming at the time he thought he had found the "missing ingredient" to his music. Kath later gave her a CD with 60 instrumental tracks of which she wrote vocals for 5.